Alan's Blog

The blog by Alan O’Neill is meant to be helpful, valuable, interesting and educational in nature. Always check with a licensed plumber or air conditioning and heating contractor such as Abacus Plumbing & Air Conditioning in Houston prior to any work on your home.

Are Tankless Water Heaters Worth The Investment?

Most homeowners don’t think about their water heater. That is until it’s leaking or broken. Your water heater is probably the most neglected appliance in your home. It isn’t designed to last very long, either. Traditional hot water heaters are designed to provide gallons of hot water at one time:  When it’s not actively heating […]

Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

Improve The Air Quality In Your Home The quality of indoor air inside your home is important for your comfort, Many factors affect indoor air quality. These factors include poor ventilation (lack of outside air), problems controlling temperature, high or low humidity, recent remodeling, and other activities in or near a building that can affect […]

Abacus Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electrical Teams Up With Austin FC

AUSTIN (April 16, 2021) – Further expanding its impressive footprint in the Lone Star State, Abacus Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electrical announces its partnership with Austin’s new professional soccer team. As Austin FC begins its inaugural season in Major League Soccer, Abacus will serve as the organization’s official plumbing, air conditioning and electrical partner. “We […]

LED Lights Installation

Sooner or later, every home needs a little refreshing upgrade. A new coat of paint or a new area rug can really change the look in your home. Another upgrade is your lighting. Older fixtures are less efficient. And at some point, some fixtures can make your home look outdated. While you are upgrading your […]

REME HALO® Technology – Impact on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The following is a Technical Bulletin Provided by RGF Environmental Group, Inc. Manufacturers of the REME Halo® UV Air Filtration System Read The Latest Updates on REME HALO® and COVID-19 RGF® Environmental Group Reports Study on SARS-CoV-2 Neutralization by REME HALO® (PDF) » RGF® Environmental Group Study: REME HALO® Inactivates SARS-CoV-2 by 99.9% (PDF) » […]

How to Choose The Best Home Service Provider

Every homeowner needs a reliable professional to help maintain their home’s appliances and systems. There are always recommendations from others who “know someone that can take care of it”. “That someone” might be great to repair your fence, but they may not be the best choice to repair your plumbing, electrical or HVAC systems.  Every […]

What do you do if your pipes are frozen?

Frozen water pipes are a serious risk during very cold winter weather, especially in Central Texas where freezing weather is infrequent. When water freezes in a pipe, it expands and can exert pressure at over 2,000 pounds per square inch. That’s easily enough pressure to rupture any house plumbing pipe. Initially, there may be no […]

Burst pipe? Flood? Tips on cleaning up

Every year, millions of people are cleaning up after a flood. Many times, it’s because our plumbing is damaged from historic cold fronts and icy weather that have left damage across the country. But, water damage is also caused by broken appliances, damaged roofing, broken weather stripping, and flooding from thunderstorms.after such damage occurs, we […]